Naga News

NAGA NEWS, 12th MARCH 2019

DIPR, Kohima

Tuesday 12th March 2019




            CEO Nagaland, Abhijit Sinha, IAS has issued an office memorandum stating that the state level Media Certification and Monitoring Committee (MCMC) for Conduct of General Election to the Lok Sabha, 2019 is reconstituted with the following:-

Chairman                               Abhijit Sinha, IAS Chief Electoral Officer, Nagaland.

Member                                  One Observer appointed by the ECI

Member                                  Limawati Ao, Director, Information & Public Relations

Member                                  Shahu Patole, IIS, Deputy Director, News, AIR, Kohima.

Member                                  Alice Yhoshu, Journalist & General Secretary, Press Club,                                                               Nagaland.

Member                                  Liyo Kikon, Proprietor, Indihut.

Member Secretary                  Khekugha Sema, Jt. Chief Electoral Officer, Nagaland.

            The State Level MCMC shall perform two sets of functions:

i.                    Deciding appeal from both District and Addl. CEO Committees on Certification of advertisement as per the Commission order No.509/75/2004/JS-I Dated 15th April 2004

ii.                  Examining all cases of Paid News on appeal against the decision of District MCMC or cases that may take up suo motu, in which case it shall direct the concerned ROs to issue notices to the candidates.





            In a press release issued by the CEO Nagaland, the ECI through     its Press Note NO.ECI/PN/23/2019 dated 10/03/2019, has announced the schedule for conduct of General Elections to the Lok Sabha, 2019 from 1 (one) Nagaland Parliamentary Constituency           and Bye-Election to the Nagaland Legislative Assembly from 26-AongIenden (ST) Assembly Constituency. The schedule for the elections is as follows:-.

1.                  Announcement & issue of Press Note                                               : 10/03/2019

2.                   Issue of Gazette Notification                                                            : 18/03/2019

3.                  Last date for filing of Nominations                                                   : 25/03/2019

4.                   Scrutiny of Nominations                                                                   : 26/03/2019

5.                   Last date for withdrawal of Candidature                                         : 28/03/2019

6.                   Date of Poll                                                                                       : 11/04/2019

7.                   Counting of Votes                                                                             : 23/05/2019

8.      Date before which the election shall be completed                           : 27/05/2019

            The press release also state that consequent on the announcement of the schedule for the General Election to the Lok Sabha, 2019 and the Bye-Election to Nagaland Legislative Assembly from 26-Aonglenden (ST) Assembly Constituency, the Model Code of Conduct comes into operation with immediate effect from the 10th of March, 2019 and will be in force till the completion of the Elections. The Model Code of Conduct will be applicable to all political parties and to the Union and State Governments and UT Administrations.





Asst. Labour Commissioner, Kewekote Teno has issued a circular stating that, as required under Section (1) (2) and (3) of Section 36 of the Nagaland Shops & Establishments Act, 1986, all owners and employers of those Shops, Commercial Establishments and Amusements except those exempted by the Act, have been informed to get registered/ renewed their establishments in the Assistant Labour Commissioner’s office, Kohima District at New Secretariat Directorate Complex on or before 30th April for the year 2019.

If any employer carries on business without a valid Registration Certificate after 30th April, 2019, he/she shall be liable to pay penalty equal to the fee prescribed for registration or renewal, as the case may be, plus an additional penalty at Rupees Two per day of continued default as per Sub- Section (6) of Section 36 of the Nagaland Shops & Establishments Act, 1986.





            In view of the forth coming General Elections to Lok Sabha 2019, DC & DEO Mon, Thavaseelan, IAS has issued a notice informing all the Arms License holders of Mon district to deposit Arms along with the Arms License to their respective/nearest Police Station latest by 30th March, 2019, failing which necessary disciplinary action shall be initiated against the defaulter as per provisions of law. Issue of Arms License and renewal will be banned/suspended till the completion of the Election process. Further, under Section 144 of CRPC 1973, carrying of Licensed Arms are banned till the completion of Election process except by those persons who are entitled.





            As a part of Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (BBBP) Campaign, the schools of Mon district pledged to save girl child and to educate girls on 11th March 2019. Stickers were also distributed to the students.

            It may be mentioned that 2nd Monday of every month will be celebrated as girl child day in Mon district.

                                                                                                (K.K Chim, IA Mon)




            DC Phek, Sachin Jaiswal, IAS has issued a notification stated that the Oral Interview for the District Level Recruitment Board, Phek district has been deferred till further order on account of elections in the state. The proposed rescheduled date and time will be notified in the local dailies in due time.

                                                                                                (DPRO Phek)




            In continuation to earlier notice, DC & ARO Mokokchung, Rajesh Soundararajan has informed that, in view of the forthcoming Lok Sabha General Election and Bye- Election to the Nagaland Legislative Assembly from 26- Aonglenden Constituency, all the Arms License holders under Mokokchung District are hereby directed to deposit Arms License and the weapon at the nearest Police Station on or before 30th March 2019. Failure to deposit the License and weapon within the stipulated time will result in cancellation of License (S) under appropriate Section of Law.

                                                                                        (Lanukaba, IA Mokokchung)




            Inter-School Speech Competition on the topic ‘Importance of Girl Child in the Society’ was held on 11th March 2019 at Deputy Commissioner Conference Hall, Mon.

            Imliwapang Aier, EAC and Nodal Officer BBBP Mon said that the Mon District Administration had set second Monday of every month as girl child day in the district.

            Shongmet M Konyak of Sacred Heart School, Mon was the winner of the competition where Yingkhao of St. John Higher Secondary School, Mon and Ngunlen C Konyak of Police Unit School, Mon got second and third prize respectively.

            DC Mon, Thavaseelan K, IAS handed over the prize to the winner. Assistant Commissioner Mon, Dharam Raj, IAS and Vitokha Yepthomi, EAC Mon Hq were the judges of the competition.

            The competition was organised by District Administration, Mon under the aegis of Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (BBBP)

                                                                                                (K.K. Chim, IA Mon)




            The monthly Peren District Planning and Development Board meeting was held on 11th March 2019 at DC’s Conference  Hall, new District Hq Peren.

            DC and Vice chairman DPDB Peren Sarita Yadav IAS welcomed all members and new members were also introduced during DPDB meeting. She informed all HoOs to take note of General Lok Sabha Elections training seriously which will be held from time to time. Assistant Election Officer, Peren informed the members that Election Code of Conduct has been enforced and all employees were requested to be in station.

            Pulse Polio immunization was launched on 10th March 2019 in all four blocks and will continue till 12th March. Deputy CMO Peren expressed gratitude to all HoOs for cooperation during the immunization process.  Powerpoint presentations were given by Kekhriesilie Suohu, DSCO (Soil Department) and SDO PHE Tening, Volie Renta where the functioning of their respective Departments were highlighted. DC Peren has informed the DPDB members to submit in written as and when HoOs are unable give powerpoint presentations during monthly DPDB meetings. DC Peren asked PHED Peren to submit detailed status of pipes supplied to Jalukie,  Peren, Tening, Ahthibung and Nsong at an early date.                                                                                                                                                        (DPRO Peren)




            Deputy Commissioner Peren, Sarita Yadav IAS in a notification No.PRN/ESTT-43/16/1340 dated Peren the 11th March 2019 stated that the scheduled DLRB interview to be held on the 12th March 2019 has been postponed till further order. 

            The President of India Promulgates Ordinance 2019 for Central Educational Institutions (Reservation in Teachers’ Cadre)

                                                                                                            (DPRO Peren)




            The monthly Tuensang District Planning and Development Board (DPDB) meeting was held under the Chairmanship of Deputy Commissioner (DC) & Vice Chairman DPDB Tuensang, Mohammad Ali, IAS at DC’s office Conference Hall on 11th March 2019. 

            The DC sought full cooperation and assistance for conducting free and fair elections. The officers of the departments should be in station during elections, he added.

         The Board after lengthy discussions recommended the following agenda for approval by the government – Shifting of Dumping places, Registration of Radical Society at Noklak Village and the Mother’s Welfare Society Tuensang HQ.

         The Board also deliberated on aspirational Block Chessore which was put up by Advisor and also Chairman of the DPDB Tuensang, Toshi Wungtung. In this regard Board decided to give more time for the verification and it was taken to the next meeting.

                                                                                    (Tialemba DPRO Tuensang)




Deputy Commissioner & District Election Officer, Wokha, Dr.Manazir Jeelani Samoon, IAS conducted first press briefing at the DEO level with the media persons based at Wokha. The briefing was attended by correspondents from All India Radio, Nagaland post and the DPRO Wokhga.

Calling for support the DC & DEO said all relevant information will be disseminated to the general public through them and urged to extend cooperation. Giving statistics about Wokha district, the DEO inform that Wokha has 10624 (one lakh six hundred twenty four) voters, 208 polling stations. Basic minimum facilities will be provided in all the polling stations he added. He also informs that BWD facilitation will happen in all the identified polling station.  DC during the briefing stated that consequent on the announcement of Election to the Lok Sabha 2019, the Model Code of Conduct will come into operation with immediate effect and will be in force till the completion of the election. The model code of conduct will be applicable to all political parties and to the Union and State Government.

DEO also informed that electors who have been issued EPIC have to produce the card for  identification and those who are unable to produce the EPIC shall produce any of the following  alternative documents like, Passport, Driving License, Service ID card with photograph issued  to employees, Passbooks with photograph issued by Bank/Post office, PAN card, Smart Card  issued by RGI under NPR, MNREGA Job card, Health Insurance card issued by Ministry of Labour,  Pension documents with passport, Office ID card issued to MPs/MLAs/MLCs and Aadhar card.

(DPRO & IA, Wokha)




The State Emblem of India (SEI) is the official seal of the Government of India. The Emblem is an adaptation from the Sarnath Lion Capital of the Emperor Ashoka. The Emblem consists of the profile of the Lion Capital showing three Lion mounted on the abacus, with a Dharma Chakra in the Centre, a bull on the right, a galloping horse on the left and outlines of Dharma Chakras on the extreme right and left with the motto “Satyameva Jayate”- written in Devanagiri script. Design of the State Emblem of India is provided in the Schedule of the State Emblem of India (Prohibition of Improper Use) Act, 2005

It has been brought to the notice of the Central Ministry that the official seals having the State Emblem which are used in the Government Offices put very unclear and vague impression on papers because such seals are overused till they get worn out. It may be noted that sometimes, the word “Satyameva Jayate” hardly appears on the seal due to its poor impression such indistinct use of the State Emblem of India on the seals amounts to violation of the State Emblem of India (Prohibition of Improper Use) Act, 2005 and State Emblem of India (Regulation of Use) Act, 2007 [as amended in 2010].

Various Government agencies which are using, the State Emblem of India on their stationery, publication, seals, vehicles, buildings, websites etc., often omit the motto “Satyameva Jayate” and are only depicting the profile of Lion Capital. It may be noted that the State Emblem of India is incomplete without the motto “Satyameva Jayate” inscribed (in Devanaigiri script) below the profile of the Lion capital. Incomplete display of the State Emblem of India is a violation of the aforesaid Act (A copy of the Act and Rules is enclosed (also available on this Ministry’s website;


All the Government agencies which are using the State Emblem of India on their seals must ensure that the seals are timely replaced before they are worn out so that the impression of the seals on papers may be clear and precise. Furthermore, the Government agencies which are authorized to use the State Emblem of India for various purposes must depict the complete ‘State Emblem’ with the motto ‘Satyameva Jayete’ in Devanagiri Script- inscribed below the profile of Lion Capital, as per the enclosed format and also to ensure that no unauthorized use of the Emblem of India is made on stationery, vehicles etc.

Suitable steps in this regard may please be taken and suitable instructions may please be issued to all concerned agencies and wide publicity in this regard be made. Strict action should be taken against concerned officials (for incomplete display of the SEI) for any violations in this regard.





In the notification of the Government of Nagaland, Finance Department (Revenue Branch) F.NO.FIN/REV-3/GST/1/08 (Pt-l)(Vol.l)/41, dated the 29th January, 2019:-

1.      At page 5, in line 4, for “in instruction 12, for the words “business verticals” at both the places where they occur, the words “places of business”” read “in instruction 12, for the words “business verticals” at both the places where they occur, the words “places of business” and for the word “vertical”, the words “place of business””.

2.      At page 5, in line 12, for “Note: – Your registration stands suspended with effect from —-(date).” read “Note: – Suspension of registration stands revoked with effect from ….. date).”

3.      At page 9, in para 28, in line 8, for “pre-deposit of 20% of the disputed admitted tax” read “pre-deposit of 20% of the disputed tax”.






Thavaseelan K, IAS Deputy Commissioner Mon in a notification issued on 12th March 2019 has informed that, in view of the Notification for General Election to the Look Sabha 2019, the district level recruitment board (DLRB) for computer practical test and interview for the LDA cum computer assistant and interview for Dobashis under the establishment of the Deputy Commissioner, Mon postponed till the completion of the Election process.

(K.K.Chim, IA Mon)




The Deputy Commissioner of Tuensang, Mohammed Ali Shihab held a combined meeting with the GBs and ward presidents of Tuensang town at DC office on 12th March 2019. The meeting deliberated on the upcoming election which is to be conducted next month.

The Deputy Commissioner appealed to the gathering to be free from corruption and to conduct the election in the true spirit of democracy which in return will make it possible to maintain the peaceful atmosphere of the town.

(DPRO & IA Tuensang)




            Deputy Commissioner and DEO Kohima, Anoop Khinchi IAS  has informed the following rate and items for kohima district for election expenditure monitoring:

1.      Hiring charges of loudspeakers with amplifier and microphone (per day)

i. Simple-  Rs. 4000/-

ii. Good quality- Rs. 7000/-

iii. Generator Charges- Rs. 3000/-

2.      Trucks used as stages for election campaign (standard size) – Rs. 2700/-

3.      Cloth Banner (per sq. Ft) – Rs. 35 to Rs. 50/-

4.      Flex banner, depending on quality (per sq. Ft) – Rs. 15 to Rs 50/-

5.      Cloth flags, depending on size (rate of cloth per meter) – Rs. 15 to Rs. 40/-

6.      Plastic Flags –  Not encouraged to be used

7.      Hand bills, Pamphlets (per peice) – Rs. 1/-

8.      Posters

i. Paper posters, depending on paper quality – Rs. 7- 25/-

ii. Flex, depending on quality – Rs. 15 – 50/-

iii. A3 size (per poster) – Rs. 20/-

9.      Hoardings-  As per Municipal charges

10.  Cut outs (Wooden)- N/A

11.  Cut outs (Cloth/ Plastic)- N/A

12.  Video Cassette- N/A

13.  Audio Cassette- N/A

14.  Erection of gates- N/A

15.  Erection of arches- N/A

16.  Daily hiring charges of Vehicles-

i.Heavy truck or heavy bus

a. Halting charges – Rs. 1800/-

b. Actual duty – Rs. 3200/-

ii.Mini truck or mini bus-

a.Halting charges- Rs. 1200/-

b. Actual duty- Rs. 2400/-

iii. Tata Mobile,  Winger and Mahindra pick- ups

a.       Halting charges- Rs. 1000/-

b.      Actual duty- Rs. 2000/-

iv. Marshal, Bolero, Jeep and Gypsy       

a.       Halting charges- Rs. 800/-

b.      Actual duty- Rs. 1600/-         

v.Maruti Car, Van, Alto and Ambassador-

a.Halting charges- Rs. 700/-

b. Actual duty- Rs. 1300/-

17. Hiring charges of hotel rooms and guest rooms- As per actual rates

18. Hiring charges of furniture ( chairs, sofa etc.) and fixtures

i.Plain chairs (per day)- Rs. 5/-

ii. Chairs with covers (per day)- Rs. 20/-

iii. Tables without covers (per day)- Rs. 100/-

iv. Tables with covers (Per day)- Rs. 200/-

v. Tent house plain with no design (per meter)- Rs. 10/-

19. Hirinng charges of hoardings sites from municipal Authorities

i. Banners (any size)-  Rs. 50/-

ii. Hoardings (per sq. Ft. Per annum)- Rs. 40/-

20.  Refreshment

i. Meal (non-veg per person, one to two items only

a. Ordered from hotel- Rs. 150/-

b. Self prepared- Rs. 60/-

ii. Tea and snacks (per person)

a.       Ordered from hotel- Rs. 40/-

b.      Self prepared- Rs. 15/-

21.  Advertisement in the local, national and regional dailies- As per DAVO/DIPR rates

(Akamla IA Kohima)





A Coordination meeting for all the recognised political parties under Peren District was held at ADC Office Chamber on 12th March, 2019 in connection with Lok Sabha Election 2019.

DC and ARO Peren, Sarita Yadav briefed on the enforcement of Model Code of Conduct (MCC) and various provision as per the order of ECI instruction. She also informed that for organising rally, campaign permission has to be taken from the authority.

 ADC/ARO Peren Albert Ezung also appraised the political party representatives that everything would be imposed according to the rules of General Election Model of Conduct. A team of Income Tax officials would be in station during the election period, he said.

(Shahlong IA Peren)




            The Deputy Commissioner and District Election Officer Kohima, Anoop Khinchi hold a meeting with all the representatives of political parties in his office chamber on 12th March 2019.

            During the meeting, the DC & DEO briefed on the Modal Code of Conduct (MCC), which has to be followed by the candidates and political parties. He said that the basic purpose of MCC was to create a level playing field where no parties should put it in advantage or disadvantage because of any muscle or money power in position and further urged them to go through the guidelines given by the Election Commission of India (ECI).
He also highlighted on procedures to be followed during the conduct of rallies, specifically not to carry any weapons by the people in order to avoid any untoward incident and asked all the political parties to take care during such rallies. He further stressed on the defacement of public building by the candidates or political parties which has to be adhere as per the ECI guidelines. 

            Pointing out that expenditure account is very important, the meeting deliberated on the rate chart for Kohima district for Election Expenditure Monitoring and decided to approve for the Election expenditure account. He also informed on the ECI discouraging the use of plastic materials and urged them not to use any plastic materials and opt for some environmental friendly materials which will be helpful for all the parties and candidates. He also informed on the directive given by the ECI on voter slip, stating that the voter slip would not be accepted as sole prove of identity this time and requested the political parties to take the matter seriously and propagate the information to everyone to produce EPIC or any of the eleven documents mentioned by the ECI on the polling day.


                                                                                                (DPRO, Kohima)




            Deputy Commissioner & District Election Officer, Wokha, Dr.Manazir Jeelani Samoon, IAS, informs that in regard to the enforcement of Model Code of Conduct after the announcement of Election, all Head of Departments under Wokha District have been directed to submit the following development/construction activities immediately by the evening of 12th March 2019. List of Work which has already been started on ground and List of fresh work which has not started on ground.

            Further all Head of Departments under Wokha District have been requested to remove photograph of political functionary from official website immediately as per model code of conduct. In event to comply with the ECI instruction, the concern HoD will be held responsible.
                                                                                                (DPRO & IA, Wokha)




            Deputy Commissioner & District Election Officer, Wokha, Dr.Manazir Jeelani Samoon, IAS, hereby constitutes Wokha District Media Certification and Monitoring Committee (MCMC) with the following members, Dr.Manazir Jeelani Samoon, IAS DC & DEO as Chairman, ADC Wokha Andrew C.Imti, Correspondent Eastern Mirror Apenthung Kikon, DIO NIC George Kath as members and DPRO Stephen Ngullie as member Secretary.
            This committee besides previewing, scrutinizing and verifying all advertisements by individual contesting candidates or political parties before it is inserted in the electronic media and also to keep a check on the cases of paid news. The order shall stand till further instruction from the appropriate authority.

                                                                                                (DPRO & IA, Wokha)




In exercise of the powers conferred by section 168 of the Nagaland Goods and Services Tax Act, 2017 (4 of 2017) read with sub-rule (5) of rule 61 of the Nagaland Goods and Services Tax Rules, 2017 (hereafter in this notification referred to as the said rules), the Commissioner, on the recommendations of the Council, hereby makes the following further amendments in notification number 12/2018, dated the 10th August, 2018, namely:-

In the said notification, in the first paragraph, after the sixth proviso, the following provisos shall be inserted, namely: –

“Provided also that the return in FORM GSTR-3B of the said rules for the month of January, 2019 shall be furnished electronically through the common portal, on or before the 22nd February, 2019:

Provided also that the return in FORM GSTR-3B of the said rules for the month of January, 2019 for registered persons whose principal place of business is in the State of Jammu and Kashmir shall be furnished electronically through the common portal, on or before the 28th February 2019”.






In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (6) of section 39 read with section 168 of the Nagaland Goods and Services Tax Act, 2017 (4 of 2017) (hereinafter referred to as the said Act), the Commissioner of State taxes has extended the time limit for furnishing the return by a registered person required to deduct tax at source under the provisions of section 51 of the said Act in FORM GSTR-7 of the Nagaland Goods and Services Tax Rules, 2017 under sub­section (3) of section 39 of the said Act read with rule 66 of the Nagaland Goods and Services Tax Rules,2017 for the month of January, 2019 till the 28th day of February, 2019.